School districts prepared to sue if hit with class size fines

By | 11.05.10 | 8:17 am

Some Florida school districts are prepared to sue if they are fined for failing to meet class size demands, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Amendment 8, which would have relaxed class size rules in public schools, failed Tuesday night, and districts that did not meet class size demands will likely face financial consequences.

As many as 15 districts failed to meet full compliance, which can result in millions of dollars in fines.

However, opponents of Amendment 8 say that the state legislature, which is responsible for funding smaller class sizes, fell $350 million short of doing just that.

“We do not feel we were fully funded to meet this class size amendment,” Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Board Association, told the Sentinel. “Based on that, we will litigate the penalty clause.”

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